| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Fewer than 10 days remain until Christmas, and retailers are trying to make the most of the holiday crunch time by luring online shoppers with free delivery offers.
Wednesday is Free Shipping Day, a last-minute consumption craze initiated in 2008 by...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Retailers pulled no punches in November, slashing prices, opening during the Thanksgiving holiday, blitzing online shoppers with deals well before Black Friday and offering perks such as price-matching and free shipping.
But all their efforts couldn&...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Those of you who have gone Christmas Light touring in the East Penn area probably are familiar with the Rauch residence at 2982 Magnolia Circle, Lower Macungie. Until the last few years, this was a must-see display. Wally Ely and......
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:22 PM
With the Christmas season around the corner, area malls are welcoming Santa Claus. The jolly old elf actually made his first appearance in the area Friday when he arrived at Lehigh Valley Mall, and there are Santa arrivals at other local malls this...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening.
In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Most Halloween candy is still sitting uneaten in pillowcases, but retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are already kicking off their Christmas promotions in hopes of surviving harsh holiday conditions this year.
Bargain basement deals normally...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:40 PM
George Clooney's World War II drama "The Monuments Men" will not arrive in theaters this year as planned because the film's visual effects could not be completed in time, the actor and director said.
The tale of a ragtag band of art historians, museum...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:43 PM
If there was a winner among the piles of gifts given to children this Christmas, Barbie certainly wasn't it.
The fashion doll — possibly the best-known player in Mattel Inc.'s stable of products — endured a 13% sales slide during the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Link Mathewson truly lived. Her life was blessed and she blessed her friends, family and community with her generous loving spirit. She passed away in her home surrounded by those she loved and who loved her. Link was a woman of considerable talents and...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Christmas 2013 is officially in the books, but the merriment continues at Orlando's theme parks and attractions. Here's a quick list of when individual holiday festivities wrap up.
+ At Epcot, the Candlelight Processional ends Monday, Dec. 30. ...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:02 AM
A day after Christmas, UPS and FedEx are still playing Santa and scrambling to deliver packages that missed their Dec. 24 delivery deadlines.
The shipping giants blamed their tardiness on heavy holiday shipping volume and bad weather in some parts of...